It could be further argued
Based on the information presented in the article in the April 14, 2011, edition of the Cooperstown Crier titled, “CCSofficials say health center is too vital not to have” and written by Michelle Miller, it is indeed hard to argue against the benefits of the center for both students and parents.
However, it would seem that the question should be asked as to whether it is the responsibility of the taxpayers of the district to be so directly involved in the health care of the district’s students. It certainly could be questioned that such an undertaking does not fall under the realm of education. And, in fact, it could be further argued that money spent on rehabbing the health care center is money that is not being spent on education.
Furthermore, when the concept of the center was first discussed assurances were made that such a center would present only a minimal cost to the school district. Now, however, the cost would seem to be equal to about one percent of the tax levy.
Therefore, one cannot help but wonder why Bassett is not contributing to the cost of the renovations. After all, it is Bassett, and not the school district, that realizes the revenue generated by the school based health center.
Catherine Lake Ellsworth
I keep hearing people say
Having lived in and been a part of the Cooperstown community for many years, I feel compelled to express my disgust in seeing all the “Save Anthony” signs popping up all over town. Where is the compassion for the victim in this?
The facts are that Anthony took his father’s car, drove around until he spotted his prey, jumped out of the car with a gun, chased and shot him! To say that he is a minor or that he “is crazy” does not excuse his behavior. He had the foresight to take a gun, load it, took a car and hunt down an innocent young man. That does not sound like he just snapped to me.
Tony Pacherille, a lawyer, said the “Save Anthony” signs and website are meant to “tell the truth” about his son. I think they are trying to make it difficult if not impossible to find a jury in Cooperstown.
This case has had too many delays already. He should have already been to trial.
I keep hearing people say we just want justice for Anthony, what about justice for Wesley, the victim. Has everyone forgotten about him? He is the one that everyone should be wanting justice for. I have to wonder if the tides were turned and it was a young black man that shot a young white man, if there would be this much support in town for the suspect.
We must remember that hatred and racism are a learned behavior.
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Congratulations Cooperstown softball
It is hard to believe that Cooperstown's softball team had never won a division or playoff title until this week.Continued ...
Happy CYB has found a home
Cooperstown Youth Baseball has finally found a home. However, it is a bit sad it could not be in the village that is often referred to as the "home of baseball."Continued ...
Change is never taken lightly
We are glad the Cooperstown Central School Board finally chose a nickname, but were surprised by the plummeting attendance rate at meetings pertaining to the matter. What seemed to be a hot-button issue attracting nearly 100 people for and against a name change at initial meetings seemed to simmer to complete no shows toward the end.Continued ...
Tax cap is deceiving
As if figuring out one's tax bill isn't mind boggling enough. In its second year of implantation, the 2 percent limit on property tax increases makes things all that more complicated. One cannot just assume his or her individual taxes will not increase more than the cap threshold.Continued ...
Earth Festival is a good start to spring
We hope Mother Nature brings us some sunshine and spring weather this weekend. But if not, there is a predominantly inside event coming up that should help get visitors thinking about spring.Continued ...
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Education heading in wrong direction
It is good to see that with teachers changing their curriculums to teach for the Common Core State Standards that there is still some hands-on learning going on locally.Continued ...
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Good luck, Tommy
Perhaps the third time will be the "charm" for Cooperstown Central School seventh-grader Tommy Knight.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
Eliminate the gap elimination adjustment
Despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo's promise in his budget address to increase funding for education, local school officials are saying they are not receiving enough state aid to fund even basic services.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 14, 2013
Groff is off to good start
Former Cooperstown Central School student and athlete Sarah Groff visited Cooperstown in November to share her dream of making it to the Olympics. She had just missed the podium at the London Games.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 7, 2013
Blindsided by CV-S vote
As we all know, school districts are facing financial insolvency and are being forced to reconsider the ways they do business. That includes mergers when fielding athletic teams.Continued ...
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I received this statement from Christine Drew Martin, a former resident of Oaksville, who is the daughter of the late Ruth Yule, beloved English teacher at CCS.Continued ...
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